The facts about SD-WAN

The notion of the software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is gaining traction across Africa, especially as it presents a cost-effective, intelligent and secure means to consolidate networking technologies. Looking at the numbers, SD-WAN currently represents one of the greatest...

The world mustn’t sleep-walk into another debt crisis

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to create the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General Global borrowing is now at the highest...

Improve your chances of digital transformation success

It never ceases to amaze me how technology is part of virtually every business. Today, being digital is an imperative for almost every organisation, across almost any industry – FinTech, HealthTech, InsureTech, PropTech, RegTech, the list goes on. By Sudhish Mohan,...

Power your SME when the lights go out

While the recent wave of load shedding may have inspired more of us to indulge in candlelight dinners and non-virtual activities (yes, really), it has been highly disruptive for SMEs. By Aaron Thornton, MD of Dial a Nerd And, while we all may be holding our collective...

The changing importance of SAM

According to Reports and Data, the global software asset management (SAM) market is expected to reach $3.92 billion by 2026. And thanks, at least in part, to the growing adoption of cloud solutions in South Africa, local companies are starting to see the value for SAM...

Collaboration needs to deliver

The time for collaboration technologies to deliver on the promise to unify communications is now more relevant than ever. This is particularly true as digital transformation is in part, being driven by end users in a business. Today we are seeing explosive growth in...

Digital workers you’ll be meeting soon

5AI and machine learning are here, and working away in a company near you, and on your phone, in your car and in all sorts of places online. By Ryan Falkenberg, co-CEO of Clevva These technologies are most visible in the workplace in the form of digital workers, who...

Seven steps to ESD nirvana

Enterprise and supplier development (ESD) programmes aren’t just a core element of many companies’ B-BBEE scorecards, they’re also a major contributor to building a growing pool of thriving small businesses in South Africa. By Dylan Baxter, head of sales at Raizcorp...

Kickstart your international expansion

For many of South Africa’s fast-growing technology companies, expansion into new countries and markets is a top priority. By Leon Coetzer, UK MD of redPanda Software Indeed, it is a natural next step for companies that are looking to widen their reach, increase...

ICASA is stacking the deck against competition

The perilous state of South Africa’s economy makes it morally reprehensible that scarce government resources are time and again given to failing SOEs. By Chris Hattingh, a project manager at the Free Market Foundation There needs to be a serious discussion around the...